Crolly Dolls from Ireland

In 1939, the old factory building in Crolly, Co Donegal, was taken over by a company which was to become one of the most famous doll companies in Europe. They began by making small dolls with composite heads, hands and feet, a soft pilled body, and clothing made from local fabrics and knitted garments. This continued, along with the production of other soft toys, until the early fifties when they started the production of plastic play-dolls
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Lovely large Crolly doll - I'll clothe her one day!

Lovely large Crolly doll - I'll clothe her one day!

Crolly Doll ~I got on for xmas..she was beautiful, with a suede coat and hat and boots..long brown hair~

Crolly Doll ~I got on for xmas.she was beautiful, with a suede coat and hat and boots.

Crolly Doll in a 1968 newspaper article

Crolly Doll in a 1968 newspaper article

Large plastic Crolly doll - 1970s?

Large plastic Crolly doll - 1970s?

Some of the Crolly Doll 'girls' at Donegal House

Some of the Crolly Doll 'girls' at Donegal House

Early 1970s Large Crolly Doll | 469+10

Early 1970s Large Crolly Doll | 469+10

Large plastic Crolly doll

Large plastic Crolly doll

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Vintage Rare Crolly Doll 1960's/70's working mama

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Early 1970s Large Crolly Doll | eBay

Early 1970s Large Crolly Doll | eBay

Crolly Dolls in a 1960 newspaper article

Crolly Dolls in a 1960 newspaper article

Ireland, Irish

1960s black rubber Crolly Doll.........missing her eyes and arms!

missing her eyes and arms!

Cute little Crolly doll - one day I'll knit her an aran jumper too!

Cute little Crolly doll - one day I'll knit her an aran jumper too!

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Vintage Rare Crolly Doll 1960's/70's working mama

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112373024380?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

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